How to Create Binder Inserts in Microsoft Word

Properly formatted, printed inserts will help your report, proposal or document binder appear polished and professional. You can access templates from within MS Word 2013 to create custom inserts for your binder cover, spine and sections dividers. In addition, you can find even more templates on the Microsoft Website. Learning how to find, download and modify these templates will enable you to present an impressive folder.

Instructions

  1. Accessing Templates in Word 2013

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      Use a built-in Word template to create the binder inserts you need. Start Word and select the "File" tab. Click "New." Type "binder" in the Search box and press "Enter."

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      Click on a template to view it in the Preview pane. Click "Download" to open the template you wish to use.

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      Click inside each text box and select the sample text. Replace the text with your own.

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      Print the insert when you are done by pressing "Ctrl-P" or selecting "Print" from the File menu and then clicking "Print."

    Accessing Templates Online

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      Go to the Microsoft Templates website (see Resources). Choose "Word" under Browse by Product. Type "Binder" in the Search box and press "Enter."

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      Click on a template to view the details. Click "Download" to select the template you want to use.

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      Click "Accept," if a Microsoft Service Agreement appears. Click "Download," if the download does not begin automatically.

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      Click on the downloaded file to open it in Word. Click "Enable Editing," if prompted.

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      Click inside each text box and select the sample text. Replace the text with your own.

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      Print the insert when you are done by pressing "Ctrl-P" or selecting "Print" from the File menu and then clicking "Print."

Tips & Warnings

  • Using card stock or heavy printer paper makes it easier to slide your inserts into the plastic binder sleeves. In addition, make sure the insert is narrower than the cover, so that it does not bend or crumple.
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